Rapid advances in facility maintenance (FM) technology is driving one of the top trends in the 2016 PRSM Trends Report. The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is and will impact FM is leads an exciting discussion of trends driving the industry. PRSM has created an Infographic that provides a graphic view of the trends which include:
- Distribution Centers – New Challenges for FM’s: Experts predict an ongoing buildout of distribution centers across North America as brick-and-mortar retailers go head-to-head with online competitors. These new massive facilities present unique FM challenges.
- Waste Management – Retail’s Responsibility to Reduce and Recycle: For decades, retailers have led the way in recycling paper products. However, with the fluctuation of paper prices which strategy will best drive sustainable materials management?
- Skilled Workers – Increased Demands Drive Shortages: As the demand for skilled, technical trades accelerates facility managers have to develop strategies to ensure the skilled labor market keeps up with industry demands.
- Minority-And Women-Owned Suppliers Serving Retail: The retail industry has a long history of embracing diversity and today special notice is being given to the expansion of women-owned businesses serving the industry’s growing needs. The report explores the value proposition of working with all types of suppliers.
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